Nancy Dow

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Nancy Dow, born as Nancy Maryanne Dow, was an American actress

Jul 22, 1936

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Personal Details

  • Birthday: July 22, 1936
  • Died on: May 25, 2016
  • Nationality: American
  • Famous: Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses
  • Spouses: John Aniston
  • Siblings: Jean, Joan, Linda, Martha and Sally (sisters)
  • Known as: Nancy Maryanne Dow

Nancy Dow born at

Connecticut, USA

Birth Place

Nancy Dow was born as Nancy Maryanne Dow on July 22, 1936 in Connecticut, USA, to mother Louise Grieco and father Gordon McLean Dow. Her paternal grandparents were Francis Dow and Ellen Sarah McLean. She grew up with her five sisters, namely Joan, Jean, Linda, Martha, and Sally in New York City. Her mother left her family when she was about 12 years old.

Personal Life

Talking about the actress’ love life, she married Jack Melick, a pianist-bandleader, and gave birth to his son, John T. Melick III who grew up to be a second-unit director and an assistant director. Dow and Melick divorced in 1961 and the former went on to marry actor John Aniston with whom she had a daughter, Jennifer Aniston, who is a well-known Hollywood actress today. Dow and Jennifer had a troubled relationship for nine years. The mother and daughter reconciled after the latter got separated from her then-husband Brad Pitt (she married Justin Theroux later on).

Personal Life

In 2011-12, Nancy Dow suffered a series of strokes which affected her movements and ability to speak. On May 23, 2016, the actress was taken to a hospital. She passed away two days later, on May 25, 2016, at the age of 79.

Personal Life

Nancy Dow began acting as Athena in the TV series ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’ in 1966. A year later, she was offered the role of Tersa in another series, namely ‘The Wild Wild West’. After this, she was cast as Jan Wilson in the movie ‘The Ice House’. Then in 2004, she appeared in a Canadian movie titled ‘Pure’. Although Dow had done only a handful of acting projects, her contribution to the small screen and big screen hasn’t been forgotten till date.